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, a full throated defense of what we call now obama care and the president also joking if and when it becomes successful, folks on the other side are going to be calling it by another name. it seems as if we saw a real deliberate shift in strategy, no? >> reporter: yeah, i think what we're seeing is that -- what came out of chuck's interview yesterday, craig, and a lot of today was this whole idea of an apology, that the president was apologizing for the health care law. that's the way the gop was spinning it. by coming out and having the full throated defense by saying this is a good law and we still very much believe in it and need, here are the benefits of it and putting that forward, it kind of shifts the narrative from the apology for the law which is being spun if you didn't do that outright, apologized for the folks with individuals policies who got -- weren't able to keep them. it's a strategy that is intentional and being done to control the narrative better into the weekend. and as the president moves on now, he's going down to south florida, miami to do fund raising and
sebelius' ability. the comments come on the heels of that exclusive interview that president obama gave chuck todd late thursday. he took blame for the website's failures and also apologized to americans whose insurance has been canceled. >> still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> jennifer covers health care for politico. good to see you. let's talk about kathleen sebelius here. president obama once again saying he is sticking by her and she's done a great job of setting up the insurance marketplace. she is is going to be hitting the road promote beingiing obam. even if the republican senators got their wish and the president bagged her, there's little to no chance anyone else gets c
2016. >> we're three years away from the presidential election. i feel badly for president obama, he just won a year ago. so, who's next. >> plus the president's approval numbers at an all time low, whether he can recover before next year's mid-term election. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> today our nbc news first read team puts it this way. they call it particularly interesting comment about president obama from new jersey governor chris christie, also a potential 2016 presidential contender. the governor fresh from his landslide win spoke before the wall street journal ceo council in washington last night. >> we're three years away from the presidential election. in this sense i feel badly for president obama, he just won a year ago and everybody is like, who's next? there i
into a referendum on president obama's het care law. virginia can send washington a message we oppose obama care with our votes on tuesday. virginia can vote for me and who want to see obama care grow further can vote for mcauliffe. that's from ken cuccinelli. this hail mary as it described by our first read team is essentially to try to tie up what's happening with the health care website and some of the issues that's plaguing the administration in getting it off the ground with the race in virginia. >> absolutely. obama care continues to be dominant force right now in the race. both mcauliffe is running on it and supported it. you see on the right cuccinelli has already made it an issue saying vote for me if you don't like obama care. even obama has -- his team has said if mcauliffe does win, saying there's a referendum on obama care and people do like this law once going forward. >> the first read team going back to -- people should check it out, both thoughts on this. you're saying that the races, particularly new jersey and virginia, it's about minding the middle and the base, which is what
urban radio networks and reporter for plitco and wendell potter. obama care, what's in it for me. with the president saying at least through jay carney, we can expect to hear something from them sooner rather than later on a deal with people who had insurance canceled. you are an insurance whistleblower and know the dirty side of these insurance companies who have dropped people for years and not cover people with preexisting conditions and now we have these canceled policies, some of them zribled as lousy, that people want to keep for whatever reason. what's your take? is this benefitting the secret world of insurance industry? >> it really is. i think in the pressure off the insurance companies and putting it on the administration. the administration probably is working behind the scenes with insurance companies by constructing the law as congress did. you have to work with them. they are not reliable, trust worthy partners but they are who you have to deal with. the president will come up with some kind of solution working with those insurance companies to be sure insurance pe
it this way. in 2005 there was a real clinton fatigue among democrats that provided an opening for obama. that's not the evidence right now. the polling found clinton did not score less than 60% within any major demographic group for the democratic party. women and seniors and people making less than 30 grand a year and scored 70% or higher. joining me live now, mark murray. do not say -- we know 2016 is a long way away. there's a reason that we did this poll today and it also comes at a time one of her super pacs, hillary clinton super pac that would support hillary clinton, they are meeting in new york trying to come up with a plan how she would win if she decides to run. >> this poll gives us a good snap shot of where the political parties are right now. the democratic party is largely unified and they agree on most of the big major issues, whether they are on foreign policy or the economy. and by and large, hillary clinton seems to be the standard bearer for 2016 if she runs. a lot has to do with the fact she served loyally as president obama's secretary of state and could get on the coali
floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >> president obama today commemorating veterans day a few hours ago. laying a wreath at arlington national cemetery, the president honoring those who served and sacrificed their lives for our country. first lady michelle obama and vice president joe biden also attending this emotional ceremony. the president promising that the sacrifice of those veterans will never be forgotten. >> there's a risk that the devoted service of our veterans could fade from the forefront of our minds. that we might turn to other things. part of the reason we're here today is to pledge that we will never forget the profound sacrifices made in our name. >> the president also paid tribute to the nation's oldest living veteran. he's 107 years old. his name, richard oberton. as president obama noted there are thousands of heroes who never made it back from war and their stories often go untold. the world war ii massacre of an all black unit at the hands of nazi soldiers is one of those stories. it took place in a small belgium town near the german border during the battle o
two hours, president obama saying the american people deserve better. he delivered his so-called fix for the growing number of americans whose health insurance policies were canceled. >> already people who have plans that predate the affordable care act can keep those plans if they haven't changed. that was already in the law. today we're going to extend that principle both to people whose plans have changed since the law took effect and to people who bought plans since the law took effect. so state insurance commissioners still have the power to decide what plans can and can't be sold in their states, but the bottom line is insurers can extend current plans that would otherwise be canceled into 2014. >> now, this comes with two conditions. insurers will have to tell people what their current plan doesn't cover, and they would have to tell them they have the option of checking out the health insurance exchanges to buy new plans with federal subsidies or even going on medicaid. the president also again took responsibility for the failed rollout. >> ultimately, i'm the head of this tea
in 2014 because president obama and hamid karzai signed an agreement, the strategic partnership agreement is what it's called, which laid out the 2024 deadline in may of 2012. a year and a half ago. but what the problem is that there are some details within the agreement that still have at the very highest levels of the government here in washington concerned and that is primarily that the karzai government is trying to put severe restrictions on the u.s. military capability to conduct some operations if necessary. for example, if they were on a base and somebody were to attack the base. under the karzai rules they wouldn't be able to launch a preemptive strike to protect themselves. that's unacceptable to the u.s. government, to the u.s. military. those things have to be worked out in the -- and then a vote from the afghan parliament and officials here are saying, they are looking at least another 60 days before any kind of final agreement is reached there in afghanistan with the u.s. they hope. >> and in addition to some of those questions regarding how the troops would be able to move
>>> "news nation" is following developing news, president obama in the grountd in san francisco where in 30 minutes from now he'll make new remarks on immigration reform. last week he told the wall street journal he would accept an piecemeal approach as long as the end result is the same. we will bring you the president's comments live when they happen. we're also following this deadly winter storm affecting millions of people and holiday plans as it tweaks across the country dumping rain and snow and ice. the storm system is being blamed for 13 deaths so far. most are due to treacherous road conditions, including ice covered roads in oklahoma and texas and new mexico. ice is also expected to blanket, virginia and parts of the carolinas tonight and into tomorrow. parts of utah and colorado are already covered in up to a foot of snow. as the system makes its way east, pennsylvania and upstate new york are expecting to see high snow as well. high levels of snow. the worgs the of the weather is expected to hit the mid-atlantic and northeast region sometime between tuesday morning i
's right. if you look at all of those things, be it same-sex marriage or even obama care, he isn't that supportive yet, at the same time he's expanding medicaid in his state -- >> and taxes. >> and he hasn't put up much of a fuss around same-sex marriage. so in that way, i think people sort of excuse where he falls on some of these issues because he has cut such a wide swath in that state, particularly around sandy. it was very much the perfect political storm for him because he was able to really grapple with that story in a visible way, of course, embracing obama the way he came to that state and obama came back to the state after the storm had passed to see the cleanup work they had done. african-americans are going to turn out for him. he should get something like 30 to 35% of the vote, up from 9% is what he had before. his argument will be nationally he can do the same thing. i think that's still very much an open question. >> what is interesting, jimmy. okay, listen, the most conservative in the republican party, don't seem to like chris christie, numbers are down with the
and counting until the obama administration self-imposed deadline for fixing the troubled health care website. administration officials now say they consider it a success if 80% or four out of five users can successfully buy plans online, something house democratic leader nancy pelosi was asked about on "meet the press" on sunday. >> it's not acceptable ongoing but they are saying by the fixes to the website, they are anticipating that 80% by the end -- by december 1 as we go forward. no, it has to be improved upon then. >> president obama is inviting backers to join him on a conference call. the invitation was e-mailed to members of organizing for action, the political group born out of the president's 2012 ee rereelection campaign. ed, thanks for your time. >> great to be with you. >> it seems to be as reported part of the president's strategy is to reach out to the grass roots organization, his base and getting support. part of this was e-mail inviting for the conference. the president said i have over three years left as president. there's a lot on my to do list, why i want to talk with y
have routinely used the filibuster to prevent president obama from appointing or confirming judges. the senate is a living thing. and to survive it must change. >> they just broke the senate rules. in order to exercise the power grab. so i would sum it up by saying it's a sad day in history of the senate. >> in my view, this is the most important and most dangerous restructuring of senate rules since thomas jefferson wrote them. >> well, today's move comes after senate republicans blocked three consecutive nominees to the d.c. circuit court of appeals. the second most important court in the country after the supreme court. let me bring in now connecticut senator richard blumenthal. sir, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> the president speaking a short time ago, reacting to this decision. he points out that this is years in the making with both sides, democrats and republicans. but now you have republicans saying that they will reciprocate when they control the senate and the white house again. >> i actually think that this rule change will make the senate work better
president obama's health care law. the justices will consider if the law's requirement that employers offer free birth control coverage for employees violates a company's religious freedom. the white house has now responded with a statement saying in part, as a general matter, our policy is designed to ensure that health care decisions are made between a woman and her doctor. the president believes that no one, including the government, or for profit corporations to be able to dictate those decisions to women. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams joins us with more. pete, the comparisons to citizens united. >> reporter: rig >> in which the supreme court said that private corporations for profit corporations do have free speech rights when it comes to running campaign ads, now the court has to decide a different question, do the same companies have a freedom of religion. the lower courts are split on this. the tenth circuit court of appeals said yes, it ruled in favor of a company called hobby lobby, owned by a religious family in oklahoma. they say providing con tra septemberive car
, larry! >>> welcome back. president obama pardoning the national turkey, but first the president announced the winner of the competition on the white house website for the title. battle was between caramel or popcorn. >> the competition was stiff but we can officially declare that popcorn is the winner proving -- there you go. proving even a turkey with a funny name can find a place in politics. as for caramel, he's sticking around and already busy raising money for his next campaign. >> nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us. we are more caramel than popcorn. popcorn was the winner. >> reporter: caramel had our vote. that's right. popcorn managed to win out. a number of americans went online and voted between these two birds and i can tell you that there are a number of similarities between them. they are both 20 weeks old, both weighing in at 38 pounds. they are also some distinct differences worth mentioning, popcorn's favorite musician beyonce, favorite song halo. he likes to eat corn. he's described as having a prideful gait compare that to caramel with a
buildings on orders from president obama. president obama paid tribute to john f. kennedy by holding an event with an institution created by jfk, the peace corps. he participated in a video conference with peace corps volunteers in tanzania and declared today a day of remembrance. nbc news presidential historian michael beschloss joins me here and tony sabato, author of kennedy half century and reed epstein reporter for politico. when you look at these pictures and images coming in, michael, i'll start with you here, being a texan, as i explained to you my entire life, you go through this area and you realize that dallas struggled with how to remember what happened. these are images of boston right now but dallas greatly struggled on how to accept what happened on its door step. >> even the dallas cowboys which have been scheduled to play a game that weekend, which they actually did, not only were they worried about the fact that people would be angry at them or fr worried violence would be done by those angry at dallas. we were showing that image from the kennedy library. dallas wan
celebrex. for a body in motion. >> right now, the president keeps on campaigning for obama care, if republicans learned any lessons, they won't keep campaigning against it. >> our monday morning quarterback, howard fineman is here to dissect the dig plays from decision 2013. >>> we could see two more on bended knee before the month is out. see, it does get better. >> all of that plus in honor of this hour for the only tsa agent ever to be killed in the line of duty. we'll take you to lax for the moving ceremony coming up here on "the cycle." >>> we will get to last night's election results shortly. right now president obama is headed to dallas. he plans to thank obama care volunteers trying to he had indicate americans about their option. a quarter of texas residents are uninsured and texas famously declined to accept funding to accept medicaid. today in washington, the white house point person on ensuring the program
companies to keep offering plans that would be considered substandard under president obama's health care law enallows insurers to sell policies to new customers which the white house says is designed to undermine the president's health care law. it was 261-157 with 39 democrats voting with republicans to approve the measure. many of the democrats are frustrated over problems to fix problems with the health care website and the law. most argue the upton bill was designed to sabotage the president's health care law. >> i vote for the upton bill is a vote in favor of everything the american people say that they hate about the health care system in this country. >> it comes today disguised as a sheep in wolf's clothing. >> it is not about giving access to health care, it's about sabotaging obama care zpl yes, it's hard to get it right but this is an effort that history will judge, not by the number of computer errors but by the number of lives saved. >> the upton bill will not go on to senate, he's already indicated he would veto it. two are offering fixes to the health care bill. mary landr
for principle. in particular, obama care is not working. >> what a pivot. joining me now live with ted cruz there, nbc news senior political editor mark murray. i think it's cindy lauper who sings the colors "true colors. >>in political attacks, these are very, very light. >> because it's early. that's why they're light, mark. >> it is early, but it's knot the drag-down, knock-out stuff you normally see in the corn fields of iowa or the snowy areas of new hampshire. >> not yet. >> but it was interesting just a day after chris christie's 22-point win in new jersey that some republicans were taking very subtle shots at the new jersey governor. tamron, i think when we're looking at this from 2015 or 2016 if chris christie decides to run, one of the attacks on him and maybe the big attack will be he's not one of us. that will be the message that republicans would try to deflate to conservatives. here is someone from new jersey. new jersey has legal same-sex marriage. chris christie has said some things regarding gun control, support for gun control, some things in support of immigration reform.
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